Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

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  • TV-PG
  • Genre(s): Drama Family
  • Release year: 1945
  • Running time: 105 min
An endearing and quietly rhapsodic slice of Americana about a single year among the Norwegian immigrants in a Wisconsin farm town, Our Vines Have Tender Grapes enthralled 1945 audiences and critics with its timeless joys. Told from the viewpoint of... read more
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An endearing and quietly rhapsodic slice of Americana about a single year among the Norwegian immigrants in a Wisconsin farm town, Our Vines Have Tender Grapes enthralled 1945 audiences and critics with its timeless joys. Told from the viewpoint of little Selma (Margaret O’Brien), the film explores grand childhood adventures: making friends, a pet calf, Christmas, a terrifying trip down a flood-swollen river, a barn fire and a ride on a circus elephant’s trunk. In a change-of-pace role, Edward G. Robinson is a revelation of wisdom and compassion as Selma’s father, leading a fine cast that illuminates the profound power of everyday triumphs and sorrows.

Original Release

09/06/1945

US Release

09/06/1945

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Cast

Edward G. Robinson Martinius Jacobson
Margaret O'Brien Selma Jacobson
James Craig Nels Halverson
Frances Gifford Viola Johnson
Agnes Moorehead Bruna Jacobson
Morris Carnovsky Bjorn Bjornson
Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins Arnold Hanson
Arthur Space Pete Hanson
Francis Pierlot Minister
Elizabeth Russell Kola Hanson
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Roy Rowland

Writers

Dalton Trumbo, George Victor Martin

Cast

Edward G. Robinson Martinius Jacobson
Margaret O'Brien Selma Jacobson
James Craig Nels Halverson
Frances Gifford Viola Johnson
Agnes Moorehead Bruna Jacobson
Morris Carnovsky Bjorn Bjornson
Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins Arnold Hanson
Arthur Space Pete Hanson
Francis Pierlot Minister
Elizabeth Russell Kola Hanson
Sara Haden Mrs. Bjornson
Dorothy Morris Ingeborg Jensen
Charles Middleton Kurt Jensen / Mr. Jensen
Louis Jean Heydt Mr. Faraassen
Greta Granstedt Mrs. Faraassen
John Berkes Circus Driver
Abigail Adams Girl
King Baggot Churchgoer
Arthur Hohl Dvar Svenson
Dick Johnstone Farmer

Producers

Editors

Ralph E. Winters

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